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Course Overview

The course covers the structural and functional aspects of the airframe, including basic aircraft structural loads, detailed description of individual airframe components, their method of construction, usage of aircraft structural manuals, assembly techniques such as riveting, bolting and common methods of surface protection against corrosion. The subject also introduces composite materials and repairs for modern aircraft.


Knowledge of this subject allows the student to appreciate and understand that safe and efficient structures play an important role in aircraft operational safety. The student will be equipped with relevant structural knowledge for the maintenance and repair of aircraft.





Students will be able to:

  • Identify major airframe structure components,
  • Differentiate between monocoque and semi-monocoque constructions, understand the construction of fuselage, door, cockpit, window, wing, pylon, engine mount, primary and secondary flight control surfaces,
  • Interpret Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), Structural Repair Manual (SRM) and Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC),
  • Outline the considerations and guidelines for selecting fasteners and identify common riveting tools,
  • List the factors affecting corrosion and identify the various forms of corrosion and
  • Describe common composite materials and the associated structures used in the airframe structure.

Entry Requirements

Applicants applying for modular units which are drawn from existing full diploma or post-diploma programmes will have the same minimum entry requirements as the full qualifications.


To find out the minimum entry requirements specific to this modular course, please click here.

What You'll Learn

  • Fundamentals of Airframe Structures
  • Function and Construction Details of Various Airframe Components
  • Usage of Aircraft Manuals for Structural Reference
  • Application of Fasteners in Aircraft Structural Joints
  • Corrosion Effects on Aircraft and their Control Measures
  • Inspection and Repair Methods of Aircraft Composite Materials



Modes of Assessment


Continual Assessment 60 %

Semestral Examination 40%





Upon successful completion of the modular course, students will be issued a Statement of Result which can count towards the attainment of the Diploma in Engineering (Aerospace).

For more information on course fee / schedule, or to apply,

Course Contact

  • Mainline 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.